Green supply chain management: a case study analysis of the automotive industry

Susana G. Azevedo, Helena Carvalho, V. Cruz Machado

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Abstract

Green supply chain management (GSCM) was emerging in the last few years as an important management paradigm. Companies have looked to their supply chains (SC?s) and seen areas where operational improvements can produce best performance levels. The aim of this paper is to propose a theoretical framework to explore the relationship between green practices and SC performance. A case study methodology is developed in the automotive industry to explore the framework proposed and refine it according to the companies' perspective on this topic. It was found that the type of GSCM practices adopted influences the SC performance. Furthermore, the research found out that the critical green practices to a SC be considered green are: reverse logistics, minimization of waste, and ISO 14001. Also, the performance measures considered the most important to reflect the influence of green practices on SC performance were environmental cost, efficiency, and quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of APMS 2010 - International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2010 - Cernobbio, Como, Italy
Duration: 11 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2010
CountryItaly
CityCernobbio, Como
Period11/10/1013/10/10

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Green supply chain management
Automotive industry
Green practices
Performance measures
Performance levels
Reverse logistics
Management practices
Theoretical framework
Supply chain
Methodology
Paradigm

Keywords

  • Automotive industry
  • Case studies
  • Green Supply Chain Management

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Azevedo, S. G., Carvalho, H., & Machado, V. C. (2010). Green supply chain management: a case study analysis of the automotive industry. In Proceedings of APMS 2010 - International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems
Azevedo, Susana G. ; Carvalho, Helena ; Machado, V. Cruz. / Green supply chain management: a case study analysis of the automotive industry. Proceedings of APMS 2010 - International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems. 2010.
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Azevedo, SG, Carvalho, H & Machado, VC 2010, Green supply chain management: a case study analysis of the automotive industry. in Proceedings of APMS 2010 - International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems. International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2010, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, 11/10/10.

Green supply chain management: a case study analysis of the automotive industry. / Azevedo, Susana G.; Carvalho, Helena; Machado, V. Cruz.

Proceedings of APMS 2010 - International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems. 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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